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Nigeria troops lose three officers to bandits, rescue eight-month-old baby

News Nigeria troops lose three officers to bandits, rescue eight-month-old baby

Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 461 Boko Haram captives and killed some insurgents during a raid and search operation between Jakana and Mainok area of Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Borno state.

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” have lost one senior military officer and two soldiers in an operation against bandits in katsina.

A statement on Friday by the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko in Gusau, said troops on a clearance operation against criminals across the North-West zone got information on bandits’ attack in Unguwar Doka village, Faskari LGA of Kastina State.

Onyeuko said the ‘Operation Sahel Sanity’ operatives responded swiftly and mobilized to the general area. “They successfully cleared the village of the marauders to the admiration of the locals. During the encounter, troops successfully neutralized 21 bandits while others escaped with gunshot wounds into the forest as evident by the trails of blood along the criminals’ escape route.

“The gallant troops successfully rescued 3 kidnapped victims including an 8 months old baby who have been in the custody of the criminals for more than 23 days. During the exploitation phase of the operation, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 magazine and 3 Motorcycles from the fleeing bandits.”

Onyenko further said that the encounter with the bandits claimed an officer and two other soldiers while 2 others were wounded.

The statement added that troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominate the general areas with aggressive fighting patrols to deny them any respite. The military urged them not to rest on their oars until the region is completely rid of all criminal elements.

Onyeuko assured of the safety of lives and property and encouraged Nigerians to give timely and credible information.

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